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Which do you prefer - the NGC or PCGS set registry program? What are your reasons for your preference? I am fairly new to this board and apologize if this has been the subject of a recent thread.

 

I will be posting the same questions on the PCGS board and will be curious to see how the responses differ.

 

I forgot to mention when I joined this board - I like to ask (as well as answer) lots of questions. smirk.gif

 

 

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I love the fact that when I find a great coin - such as the Eliasberg 1884 trade dollar or the Norweb 1838-O half - that I don't have to worry about what holder it's in!

 

I like that the weighting scheme rewards common date high grade (and thus high value) more than across the street.

 

I like the fact that the type set is weighted so that my early coins are not competing even up against a modern proof set.

 

But, NGC still has work to do: I like the fact that I can add a coin immediately across the street. I like that I can have early proofs (tho David Lange told me in person that he is open to the idea). And we still have work to do to get the weights evened out.

 

All in all, I enjoy both Registries. And I especially enjoy the attitude of the staff here! grin.gif

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I like the NGC registry better than the PCGS registry because NGC has more coins in there sets. For example, I checked out the kennedy proof set on the PCGS registry, and do you know they don't even have the 1998 specimen! shocked.gif

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I think the NGC registry program is better because it lessens the pain of dealing with crossovers. No pain at all if you just buy PCGS and NGC slabs.

 

Also, the admins of the program seem quite willing to interact with the participants.

 

EVP

 

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Participate in both and have found that both have thier strong and weak points that have already been pointed out. Neither Registry knows how to Correctly Weight thier coins IMO. Dramatic Flaws in both.

 

Somewhat like the PCGS Registry more but only because more interaction with participants is had over there. Bottom Line, enjoy both, I guess. smile.gif

 

Ken

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I am registered on both boards but I pulled my sets from PCGS, just because of the crossover problem. I still am a member over there, but spend more time here. I prefer the atmoshere here. tongue.gif

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